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About alexp999

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  • Birthday 02/20/1989

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    Mk3.5 Focus ST 2.0 EcoBoost
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  1. @TomsFocus Nearly 30 cars in 7 years!!! I passed in Feb 2007. I've only had 5 of my own cars in that time, all Ford's though I learnt to drive and took my test in my mum's 2001 1.5 dci Clio and used it for the last year of sixth form as she only used it once or twice a week. Then I was insured on her 2005 206 SW 1.6 HDi. That thing had some pace as it was the full 110 bhp version they used in the focus & 307, but shoe-horned in to a 206. But as for my cars: Focus Zetec ('02) State Blue 1.8 TDCi (115) - Loved that car initially, but in my inexperience it soon turned out to have been involved in an accident, local garage reckoned it would have been written off, but was just covered up cosmetically. Fortunately I enforced my statutory rights and got a full refund plus costs. Only had this a couple of months as a result Fiesta Titanium ('10) Panther Black 1.6 TDCi (90) - It was over a year before I bought another car, this was as a result of landing my first full time job on a permanent contract. Great first car enjoyed doing a few bits on it. Focus Titanium X ('12) Ink Blue 2.0 TDCi (163) - Loved this car, but my short journeys meant it was forever trying to regen and it was a chore to have to keep taking it out on longer journeys just to keep it going, so after 2 years, I decided I need to go petrol. Focus Zetec S ('15) Magnetic 1.5 EcoRattle (150) - What a disappointment this turned out to be, the reason I'll never buy a car off spec again without driving it. Engine has no character (would rather have had the 1.0), and as many of you know, it rattles! I also thought I could live with the interior finish of the Zetec, but really missed the Titanium and higher finish (soft touch door panels, overhead console, ambient lighting, etc.) Focus ST-3 ('16) Deep Impact Blue 2.0 EcoBoost (250) - My current car, love this. For some reason it has never quite held the same place in my heart as the Titanium X, but I've never been able to put my finger on why as I can't fault it.
  2. It's why I bought the Focus ST instead. I doubt I'll be able to afford to replace it with another next time though. Might just keep it depending on how it survives, but I usually get drawn to new models and a Fiesta version of my Focus would be ideal.
  3. Except black and red editions. Now they just need to do a Mk8 5dr ST with slightly more forgiving ride and it'll be my next car. :D
  4. I get more than one of these every day. Most recent clever scam I've seen isn't even from a bot, but from a person pretending to be the MD of the company I work for asking accounts to make a payment. Fortunately it didn't get that far.
  5. ST line has replaced the old Zetec S. Few cosmetic tweaks here and there, black headliner, ST-Line steering wheel, gearknob, sill plates and badges. Mechanically identical.
  6. 1.5 diesel has only been around since the facelift on the Focus. 1.0 ecoboost since 2012, so a lot more people have them. All I have read on the diesel is that it is better than the old DV6 1.6 diesel in just about every way :)
  7. I can only assume it's the latch itself which has gone. Is it out of warranty?
  8. Reminds me of my first Focus, yours is no doubt in a much better state though. Should be easy to swap the HU for the CD version too if you wanted.
  9. FTDI were the best chipset for the budget modified elm devices when I bought mine. Can't find any I'd be happy buying yet though, will keep looking.
  10. You will be able to get the ST-Line badge from any Ford dealer. Sometimes when new models/trims come out it can take a few weeks to show on their system, but it will be there. If it can be fitted at the factory, it can be ordered through a dealer. :)
  11. Feel for you, does sound like other car is at fault though, for driving in to your door. Did they accept liability?
  12. For Fords you can't beat Forscan (other than IDS) with a modified elm327. Not sure how many other cars it works on, might be worth a look. For Fords at least, it's much better than generic code readers.
  13. A Ford dealer could probably get one, they may even have them in stock.
  14. Sounds like battery to me.
  15. No idea what this company is like, just found them from a quick google, but it shows Ford 29 as a key code: